Consortium Named Preferred Proponent for Halifax Regional Municipality’s Organics Management Infrastructure and Long-Term Operating (DBOOT/PPP) Contract

Maple Reinders is proud to announce that Harbour City Resources (HCR), a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders is a managing partner, has been named Preferred Proponent for the Halifax Regional Municipality’s (HRM) Organics Management Infrastructure and Long-Term Operating Contract. The project will be delivered under a Design-Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (DBOOT) Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with a 25 – 35 year operations and maintenance period. The facility will incorporate the latest and most reliable processes for the advanced, aerobic treatment of organic waste material. This news comes as the result of a rigorous evaluation process led by HRM and represents a significant milestone for the Municipality in its goal to continually increase its commitment to its residents and to the environment. As part of the ongoing procurement process, HCR, as Preferred Proponent is now engaging with HRM in final contract negotiations with the execution of the project agreement anticipated in early 2021.

Maple Reinders affiliate company AIM Environmental Group is a partner in HCR and will provide both proprietary technology to the facility as well as the long-term operations and maintenance services.

“We are pleased to continue our legacy of committed service to Atlantic Canada and to providing the country’s most advanced organics treatment facilities. Together with our partners at AIM Environmental Group, we are the most experienced providers of municipal infrastructure for organic waste treatment in Canada and are pleased to bring this expertise to the Halifax Regional Municipality. We are humbled to have been declared Preferred Proponent and will work closely with HRM staff to make this project a success for both residents and the environment.”

Reuben Scholtens – Vice-President of Major Projects

Once complete, the new facility will replace two aging facilities and will position HRM well into the future with respect to sustainable management and recycling of organic waste material from residents and commercial producers. The facility incorporates Canada’s most advanced compost screening infrastructure and will create a Class A compost product from the Municipality’s organic waste material. AIM Environmental Group presently operates one of these aging facilities for HRM and will assume management of both facilities during the design, construction, and commissioning phases of the process.

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